Security tips filing taxes online…
It's that time of the year again when you need to file your end of year income tax return, but is the plethora of paperwork bogging you down? The Indian government has just made things easier by launching the facility of filing your income tax returns online.
The advantages of filing your income tax returns online are plentiful. For instance, you can file your returns anytime, anywhere, away from the prying eyes of others and within the confines of your own home.
However, you do need to ensure you protect your personal information online. It is no coincidence that identity theft rate related to tax return filing rises in keeping with the increasing popularity of online tax filing.
With thousands of Indian taxpayers heading online to file their returns in time for the Tax Day deadline, VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, is offering five easy-to-follow tips for Indian tax payers to protect themselves.
2. When you go to file your taxes, make sure you've reached the correct site. One easy way is to look for a green address bar that indicates that the Web site is authentic.
3. Make sure you're entering your personal information in a secured session by looking for https:// A Web address beginning with "https" means that that there is an encrypted connection between your browser and the Web site's server, indicating that your communications are secure and cannot be intercepted.
4. When you finish your taxes, be sure you've logged out of your session. If you don't log out, fraudsters can potentially log in to your session after you leave the site.
With these simple precautions, you can file your taxes online with confidence.